December 2, 2013

Why Are Things Bad in the Mideast? Read Genesis

Edward Platt, Aeon Magazine

The Associated Press

The ancient God of Judaism and Islam was no distant immortal, but a god of domestic life, infertility and fratricide.

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TAGGED: Palestinians, Israel, Middle East


November 19, 2013
Why Gaza's Rockets Went Silent
J.J. Goldberg, Jewish Daily Forward
Hamas had to be shown the benefits of compliance as well as the price of disturbance. Under the November 2012 Egyptian-brokered cease-fire that ended Pillar, Israel agreed to a significant easing of its economic blockade on Gaza.... more ››
December 1, 2013
Is Hamas Giving Up Violence?
Aaron Magid, The New Republic
Across the Middle East, tension is rising as violence spreads in Damascus, Beirut, and Cairo. Yet one area has remained surprisingly calm: the Israeli-Gaza border. Perhaps that's why many have overlooked a promising development:... more ››
November 19, 2013
France's Peace Process Innovation
Evelyn Gordon, Commentary
For the second time in two weeks, France has proven itself the most serious foreign-policy player the West currently has. First, it thwarted an abysmal nuclear deal with Iran. Now, it’s come up with the most creative idea... more ››
December 1, 2013
Creeping Toward Palestinian Statehood
Louis Rene Beres, Wash Times
One year ago, on Nov. 29, 2012, the U.N. General Assembly voted to upgrade the Palestinian Authority (PA) to the status of a “nonmember observer state.” Although it is more or less widely thought that this... more ››
November 25, 2013
In Iran, Obama Achieves 50% of His Goals
Jeffrey Goldberg, Bloomberg
U.S. President Barack Obama has had two overarching goals in the Iran crisis. The first was to stop the Iranian regime from gaining possession of a nuclear weapon. The second was to prevent Israel from attacking Iran’s nuclear... more ››